Matt Hancock pledges to lift immigration limits on NHS medics

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Centrist Tory candidate advocates free movement of foreign doctors and nurses

The UK should allow complete freedom of movement for medics from around the world, the Tory leadership hopeful Matt Hancock will pledge on Monday.

The health secretary, who is one of main contenders from the party’s centre-left in the 13-strong race to be the next prime minister, will promise to lift all immigration restrictions for qualified doctors and nurses of any nationality who have secured a job in the NHS.

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